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Journal Erris's Journal: Cory Doctorow Alarmed by Silverlight Library of Congress. 1

Cory Doctorow sounds the alarm over a Library of Congress deal with M$ that will have collections locked up in Silverlight.

This deal involves the donation of "technology, services and funding" (e.g., mostly not money) with a purported value of $3m from Microsoft to the Library of Congress. The Library, in turn, agrees to put kiosks running Vista in the library and to use Microsoft Silverlight to "help power the library's new Web site, www.myloc.gov."

I'll double the M$ deal and offer them $6 million in perl scripts and an infinite value of free OS software if they let me (or Google or any other honest company) publish their collections in free formats. Shame!

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Cory Doctorow Alarmed by Silverlight Library of Congress.

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